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The Darling

Russell Banks

The Darling is Hannah Musgrave's story, told emotionally and convincingly years later by Hannah herself. A political radical and member of the Weather Underground, Hannah has fled America to West Africa, where she and her Liberian husband become friends and colleagues of Charles Taylor, the notorious warlord and now ex-president of Liberia. When Taylor leaves for the United States in an effort to escape embezzlement charges, he's immediately placed in prison. Hannah's encounter with Taylor in America ultimately triggers a series of events whose momentum catches Hannah's family in its grip and forces her to make a heartrending choice. Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is a political/historical thriller -- reminiscent of Graham Greene and Joseph Conrad -- that explodes the genre, raising serious philosophical questions about terrorism, political violence, and the clash of races and cultures. Performed by Mary Beth Hurt

The Darling is Hannah Musgrave's story, told emotionally and convincingly years later by Hannah herself. A political radical and member of the Weather Underground, Hannah has fled America to West Africa, where she and her Liberian husband become friends and colleagues of Charles Taylor, the notorious warlord and now ex-president of Liberia. When Taylor leaves for the United States in an effort to escape embezzlement charges, he's immediately placed in prison. Hannah's encounter with Taylor in America ultimately triggers a series of events whose momentum catches Hannah's family in its grip and forces her to make a heartrending choice. Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is a political/historical thriller -- reminiscent of Graham Greene and Joseph Conrad -- that explodes the genre, raising serious philosophical questions about terrorism, political violence, and the clash of races and cultures. Performed by Mary Beth Hurt
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Darling is Hannah Musgrave's story, told emotionally and convincingly years later by Hannah herself. A political radical and member of the Weather Underground, Hannah has fled America to West Africa, where she and her Liberian husband become friends and colleagues of Charles Taylor, the notorious warlord and now ex-president of Liberia. When Taylor leaves for the United States in an effort to escape embezzlement charges, he's immediately placed in prison. Hannah's encounter with Taylor in America ultimately triggers a series of events whose momentum catches Hannah's family in its grip and forces her to make a heartrending choice. Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is a political/historical thriller -- reminiscent of Graham Greene and Joseph Conrad -- that explodes the genre, raising serious philosophical questions about terrorism, political violence, and the clash of races and cultures. Performed by Mary Beth Hurt

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mary Beth Hurt

Length:

14h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

29:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

28:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

26:40